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Europe Politics

London’s mayoral race descends into typecasting

The London 2016 mayoral election has descended into personal attacks and identity politics, worrying for a position to lead a global city.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Iran’s re-entry into the global economy: An interview with Chris Parker

Chris Parker, MBE, is the CEO of Iran Business Hub, a London-registered, international, British and Iranian partnership that specializes in large corporate entry into Iran. The Iran Business Hub provides

Europe Security

Terrorism in Europe has actually decreased

Events in Brussels and Paris have not cost Europe its innocence. Indeed more people died from terrorism in Europe between 1970-1986 than from 2000-2016. After the attacks in Brussels and

Economics Europe

The Political Risks of a ‘remain’ Brexit vote for the Conservative Party

David Cameron’s gamble to call a referendum on Britain’s EU membership may seem to have succeeded if the outcome will go against a Brexit. The reality will be more unpredictable,

Debate Corner Economics Europe

Is Brexit a good idea for Britain?

GRI Debate: Should Britain leave the EU? As the June 23 referendum on a British exit (‘Brexit’) from the EU approaches, both sides are making forceful economic and political cases

Economics Europe

Why Brexit is better for Britain

In this debate, GRI asked whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Mikala Sorensen argues that the past years have given rise to a feeling among Britons that

Europe Politics

EU deal won’t impact Brexit decision

The UK has obtained some important concessions from the EU ahead – and because – of its Brexit referendum. The deal Cameron brought back from Brussels improves the terms of

Europe Finance

EU plans to battle corporate tax avoidance unlikely to succeed

The EU crackdown on tax avoidance is a step in the right direction. But it is unlikely to prove effective and its implementation will be made difficult by the lack

Europe Technology and infrastructure

EU poised to adopt world’s most stringent data laws

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose a new legal framework providing citizens of member states with a high level of protection of personal data. Given the requirements to

Europe Politics

What to expect in Europe in 2016

In addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit